Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in free-ranging lion and leopard populations in Southern Africa
Penzhorn, B. L
van Vuuren, M
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Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii were detected in 92% of 53 sera from lions from Botswana, in 100% of 21 sera from Zimbabwe, in 100% of 12 sera from Kruger National Park and 100% of 30 sera from Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, South Africa. The single leopard serum from Botswana was positive, while 86% of 7 leopard sera from Kruger National Park were positive. Clinical implications of T. gondii infection in free-ranging non-domestic felids are unknown.
Additional Citation InformationPenzhorn, B.L., Stylianides, E., van Vuuren, M., Alexander, K., D.G.A. Meltzer, D.G.A. & Mukarati, N. 2002.Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in free-ranging lion and leopard populations in Southern Africa, South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 32 (2), 163–165.
Southern African Wildlife Management Association